People moves

Aksia grows team, hires partners and analysts

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Bruce Ruehl joined Aksia as partner in the Americas business as Aksia continues to grow its team.

Ruehl has an investment background and joins following the departure of Jake Walthour, who had been a partner at Aksia since December 2006. Walthour joined Citadel as head of US distribution for the Chicago firm's asset management business. Walthour's departure came at the same time that two members of the firm's advisory team in New York left to join Albourne Partners.

Ruehl joins Aksia following the sale last year of his firm Gleacher Partners to Broadpoint Securities. Ruehl was chairman and chief investment officer